Our drive took us to Giddings, Texas, about an hour outside Austin. Giddings is the county seat of Lee County and has a gorgeous courthouse just off the main drag.
The courthouse was built in 1899 to replace the one that burned down. It was designed in the so-called Robertson Romanesque style. Instead of placing the courthouse square in the middle of the commercial district, the Lee County Courthouse sits in the middle of a residential area.
Here's a shot from one of the corners. That's my assistant in the green skirt.
This is a picture of the clock tower.
Here's my assistant standing on the fire escape outside the courthouse.